European Council President Donald Tusk, who is on a tour of the Western Balkans countries, said Serbia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Albania, FYROM and Montenegro are all candidates to join the EU, even as the region remains badly scarred by the ethnic wars of the 1990s and struggles to overcome a reputation for lawlessness.

Tusk's visit is part of a weeklong tour of Western Balkans ahead of the May 17 summit of EU and regional leaders in Sofia, Bulgaria, which Tusk said would "reconfirm our readiness to ...


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